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Luis Emmanuelli and Best Western International Open 136-room Best Western
Pichi’s Hotel Convention Center and Casino, Puerto Rico

PHOENIX--March 1, 2010--Best Western International announces the opening of the Best Western Pichi’s Hotel Convention Center and Casino, located at Exit 205, Road 127 km 8.6 in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. Owned by Luis Emmanuelli, the brand-new, non-smoking hotel offers 136 guest rooms.

Hotel amenities include a fitness center and an outdoor swimming pool. Guests will enjoy the convenience of the hotel’s on-site restaurants, Amapola & Guajana Bar & Grill and The Pichi’s Casino featuring live music every Thursday through Sunday night. Each guest room features a refrigerator, safe box and complimentary high-speed Internet and WIFI access. For the business traveler, the hotel offers computer access in the lobby, plus office supplies, faxing, and printing services 24 hours a day.

This property is a great lodging choice to host a variety of events such as weddings, business meetings and other social gatherings. For special occasions, the hotel features 27,000 square feet of convention center space, seven meeting facilities and a conference room for smaller gatherings.

“We’re very pleased to open the brand-new Best Western Pichi’s Hotel Convention Center & Casino in Guayanilla,” said Mark Williams, vice president, North American development for Best Western International. “Not only is it a popular leisure destination, but Puerto Rico is also a highly traveled corporate market, and our amenities will appeal to guests whether they're in the area for work or play.”

Located on the southern Caribbean coast of Puerto Rico near Ponce Historical City, guests have easy access to a variety of attractions including Guanica Dry Forest and the beautiful tropical beaches in Guanica. For the beach lovers, Playa Santa, Guilligan’s Island beaches and La Parguera Bioluminescent Bay are also close by.

Rates start at $140.00 per night. Travelers can contact the property directly for special packages.

Reservations may be booked by calling Best Western International’s 24-hour, toll-free reservations number at (800) WESTERN. Reservations are also available from Best Western International’s Web site at

Best Western International is THE WORLD'S LARGEST HOTEL CHAIN®, providing marketing, reservations and operational support to over 4,000* independently owned and operated member hotels in 80* countries and territories worldwide. An industry pioneer since 1946, Best Western has grown into an iconic brand that hosts 400,000* worldwide guests each night. Equally committed to the business and leisure traveler, Best Western recently embarked on a mission to lead the hotel industry in customer care. World Vision is the charity of choice for Best Western in building the world's largest family, with our hotels and staff sponsoring children in need around the globe. Our partnerships with AAA/CAA, Michael Waltrip Racing and Harley Davidson help guests make the most of every trip. For the fastest way to a free night, join Best Western Rewards®, the only hotel frequency program that's truly global. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit

*Numbers are approximate and can fluctuate.


Best Western International
Abby Salman, 602-957-5589




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